As the civilization has progressed, we have become more and more dependent on technology and gadgetry. And now, even the most mechanical of all inventions, cars, and bikes, are packed with the best of the latest tech. From Anti-lock braking system (ABS) to lean angle sensors, even motorbikes have enough technology jammed in them to give complex to a NASA space shuttle.
Despite this clutter of electronic wizardry being easily available in the market, there are a few old school bike builders who like to keep it simple. One such purist is Mohit Chawda of Deccan Custom Motorcycles, whose latest creation – Shaheen – is a class apart. Born out of the need to have a bike akin to Mohit’s personal style, Shaheen is as hardcore as it can get; in fact, this beauty doesn’t even have a battery. Wondering, how the heck do you start it? Well, the traditional way. Give your quads some workout and kick it to life.
At the Moto Art Collective pavilion, sitting alongside paintings of cult bikes was one-of-its-kind beast – Shaheen. Here’s a closer look at what makes it so special